HEARTSTRINGS BY CASEY HAGEN
RELEASE DAY JUNE 9TH
Ryan Ward is desperate to escape her soul-sucking life. Between catering to the work demands of her ambitious father, a popular Washington senator, and extricating herself from her abusive ex-boyfriend, Ryan yearns for the life of which she once dreamed: that of a country singer/songwriter. But how does one of Washingtonâs elite shed the slimy skin of politics for cowboy boots and a Taylor six-string? And can she do it incognito?
Slade McCall traded money for passion when he left his high six-figure income for a Texas ranch to indulge in his love of the land and, more importantly, his autistic young daughter. With an intractable ex-wife and ranch demands beating him down, the last thing Slade needs in his life is a troubled woman with a fading black eye, the voice of an angel, and a dubious past. But when need outweighs common sense, he hires the would-be country singer for a short stint of housework at the ranch.
Ryan and Slade know tangling their hearts is a bad ideaâshe has a past to escape and a dream to pursue, and he has a ranch to build and a daughter to protect. But they canât deny their desires or their hearts, and as their love strengthens it is put to the test. Someone is intent on physical harm, and Sladeâs ex is determined to reconcile. Will the pressures destroy what Ryan and Slade have started to build? Or will they follow the sounds . . . of their Heartstrings . . .
Casey Hagen is a contemporary romance author with two books available, Falling in Fiji and Sunset at Lake Crane. Coming soon is Consumed by the Dare, a novella, as part of Carly Phillipsâ Dare to Love Kindle World. She writes her stories from the dense, green wilderness of the Delaware National Forest, Middle of Nowhere, Pennsylvania. Sheâs a born and raised Vermont native with Ben & Jerryâs in her heart and real Vermont maple syrup pumping through her veins.
Over the years, Casey has dabbled in a wide variety of professions. She worked in the States Attorneyâs office, created beautiful works of art as a florist, slaved to the public in retail, taught preschool (and potty trained eleven two-year-olds at the same time), and finally, she owned and operated her own residential cleaning business for over a decade. Sheâs an active member of Romance Writers of America, New Jersey Romance Writers, and the Penn Jersey Women Writers Guild. Sheâs also the newly appointed Vice President of the Penn Jersey Women Writers Guild and the 2016 Conference Chair for New Jersey Romance Writers.
Casey is the proud mother of three girls, two of which are successful college studentsâ¦yay! She resides with her youngest daughter, husband, and two cats. Her days are spent in her new office that she proudly admits they would need dynamite to blast her out of! When sheâs not working she can be found chasing after her youngest with a camera (much to her youngest daughterâs embarrassment) or on the golf course with her real life hero!